PLANNING: International Women’s Day breakfast organisers Kirstie Schumacher, Cassie Warry, Eline Beijsens, Caroline Cavanagh and Louise Judge.
PLANNING: International Women’s Day breakfast organisers Kirstie Schumacher, Cassie Warry, Eline Beijsens, Caroline Cavanagh and Louise Judge. Katherine Morris

Scholarship to launch on International Women's day

A SCHOLARSHIP in the name of a pioneering South Burnett women will be launched at an International Women's Day breakfast.

The March 8 breakfast will launch the Dr Ellen Mary Kent Hughes Memorial Scholarship.

Dr Kent Hughes was a medical practitioner and became Queensland's first female councillor when she was elected to Kingaroy shire council in 1923.

Organiser Caroline Cavanagh said the scholarship would support at local women embark on a tertiary education with a $5000 grant.

"Invitations will open later in 2016 and the successful applicant will be selected by way of written application and interview process," she said.

"Criteria will include academic performance, evidence of enrolment at a Queensland University and local community contribution."

Ms Cavanagh wants women from all walks of life in the South Burnett to be welcome to attend.

"South Burnett women will work together to empower and enhance the lives of all women through inspiration, mentoring, provision of higher educational and social opportunities," she said.

"Enjoy a delicious meal and great company, hear personal stories of two amazing South Burnett women that will inspire and uplift your soul."

Breakfast details

The International Women's Day breakfast will be held at Cassis at Booie on March 8 from 6.45am.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for concession card holders.

They must be bought by February 29.

Purchase tickets from Kelly and Frecklington Solicitors at 44 King St, Kingaroy.

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